Minimalism and Your Money

The intersection of a minimalist lifestyle & personal finance

Month: May 2019

How to Increase MPG and Save Money

It’s Simple…Stop Driving So Aggressively

We’ve all seen it. You’re stuck in stop and go traffic on the highway, and there’s always someone constantly switching lanes, trying to weave his way to the front. He’s pumping the gas to cut off the person to his left only to then slam on the brakes behind the next stopped car, and then he’s doing it all over again in the next lane. He takes the idea of … Continue reading...

Stop Multitasking!

Multitasking is Hard

Have you ever tried to get that paper done only to be distracted by social media or the television?

Have you burnt dinner because you were trying to pay bills and water the lawn at the same time?

Ever forgot multiple things at the grocery store because you were talking on the phone while shopping?

We’ve all been there. We have so much on our plates and so little time to do … Continue reading...

13 Easy Changes We’ve Made to Save Over $9,000 This Year

Will Those Easy Changes Save Big Money?

There is a fairly consistent debate that goes on in the personal finance world about how much of a difference minor changes make in a person’s overall financial position. Author David Bach has famously termed this, “The Latte Factor” and has written a book about it. Some argue that there is no reason to sweat the small stuff because major expenditures such as mortgages, daycare, and car payments … Continue reading...

Affordable Organization Tip #3 – Linen Closet

The Affordable Organization series is dedicated to providing reasonable, real-life tips to help you become more organized. In contrast to the normal blog postings each week, these posts will include lots of pictures to supplement the writing. And if you’re tired of hearing from me, you’re in luck. Ashley will be the chief author of these posts! This post may contain affiliate links, please see disclaimer page for details.

Tip # 3 – Linen Closet

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The No Regrets Road Trip

This is a follow-up to the original post on our road trip to Florida. That post broke down the costs and savings of our trip. This post covers the “why” of our trip.

We wanted to head down to Florida to see my parents during our vacation this year. As teachers, we are very limited on when we can go away. Basically, the only time we can go away is when the rest of Massachusetts Continue reading...

I Wore the Same Clothes for Two Months

And Guess What? Nobody Noticed

Over the last two months, I conducted a bit of an experiment. I wore the same five outfits each day of the week to see if anyone would notice. I wore the same clothes every Monday, Tuesday, etc. for two months.

When I was first learning about minimalism, I read a lot of different blogs in my quest to find out more. One of my favorites was (and still … Continue reading...

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